What model is this?

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  1. BY4428

    BY4428 Junior Member

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    Hi guys just hoping to find out more about a les paul im interested in. Seller says its a 2002 classic with switched pickups and controls. Hower the the inlays aren't green, the logo says "model" insteed of "classic" the truss rod cover is blank and the top doesnt like plain. Heres a link


    Please view this ad:

    2002 Gibson Les Paul Classic,
    http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mull...aign=socialbuttonsVIP&utm_content=app_android
     
  2. BY4428

    BY4428 Junior Member

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    Anyone?
     
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    azzapeel Senior Member

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    Trussrod sometimes says classic on classics...not hard to swap for a blank. The printed model/classic changed don't know the years.... someone here will. The inlays could be changed. I take it it's a classic he is selling? Check prices with others in your country.
     
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    BY4428 Junior Member

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    Apparently its a classic? But im not willing to pay Australian prices for something thats been changed up more than he's advertising
     
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    Leña_Costoso Senior Member

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    I don't think they made a "Classic" in 2002. I could be wrong though. I thought the "Classic" came out "again" much later.
     
  6. MrWrong

    MrWrong V.I.P. Member

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    That is not a "Classic". The original run of Classics were produced from 1989 through 2008 with their most visible difference was that they had ink stamped serial numbers of 5 or 6 characters, a 2002 would have a number format 02XXXX, not an impressed serial number. A 2002 would also have wide binding in the cutaway and have Classic instead of Model on the headstock. Also the Classics did not have "Made In the USA" stamped on the back until 2007.

    The only guitar that fits what is visible would be a Standard or one of the Standard variants like retailer Limited Editions.
     
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    suedehead Senior Member

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    ^^^ Well said. MrWrong is right!
     
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    BY4428 Junior Member

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    So you think this is a standard?
     
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    tzd Senior Member

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    Also the inlay is not snot-greeny enough to be a Classic.
     
  10. BY4428

    BY4428 Junior Member

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    Did a 2002 standard have coil splits?
     
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    It's definitely a 2002 standard imo. With that top it is probably what was referred to as "standard plus".
     
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    BY4428 Junior Member

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    You think it looks legit?
     
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    The tuners seem to look a little off, almost like the ones on a studio. Are they the same as a stock 2002 standard?
     
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    rjwilson37 Senior Member

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    I think it looks legit, I don't see any signs that stick out to me that it's a fake.
     
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    not only the serial, but didn't classics of that era have press fit bushing tuners?
     
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    Was this finish available in 2002?
     

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